Ghost Help

Welcome to Ghost Help!

Ghost Help began as Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network in 1996. O.P.I.N. was a paranormal investigation group based in northeast Ohio that was reborn many times over the years. The primary goal and motto was; "Educating the Public, One Person at a Time." We still feel that this motto is critical even after the group is no longer actively seeking cases. In late 2011 the group formally disbanded and the Director (Brian D. Parsons) decided to reinvent the group using former cases, parapsychology, psychology, skeptical viewpoints, as well as other methodologies. Brian ultimately created the "E4" Method of client-centered ghost investigation. He conducted case studies with the help of a network of professionals from mid-2012 until late 2013 using the "E4" Method and is currently on hiatus from active investigation. He is still active in many aspects of the paranormal.

Why this site?

Despite the group no longer being active we felt that continuing to provide education to new investigative teams was crucial to our goals. The vision has always been to "alter the culture" by raising the standards of the average group while increasing the knowledge of teams coming into the field. We also feel strongly about leaving our knowledge for others (Brian has also written four books on paranormal investigation). We also felt that we could educate clients as well on the basics of what is happening to them as well as how to handle some situations. We ultimately opted to create two distinct websites under one site that would help cater to both sides.

How to use this site

This website is designed as three distinct websites; a researcher/investigator site, a client site, and the main site that serves as the bridge between the researcher/investigator and client sites. The main site is home to a glossary, contact information, as well as a list of books which is also shared on researcher/investigator site.

The researcher/investigator site is geared toward anyone from a curious seeker to an experienced veteran of paranormal investigations. The site is designed to be navigated from the basics through various topics to help anyone of any level of experience to gain new knowledge and understand the field of ghost research, its limitations, as well as concepts that will hopefully help change the way things are done for the better. The site serves as a general information site and is not meant to discredit, bash, or belittle what groups are attempting to do in the field only to add a dimension of thinking and direction in order to raise the standards of various aspects.

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The goal with the client-based site is merely to help bring some understanding to what is happening to the client. Any situation involving unknown activity in a home can become quite unsettling. Our goal here is not to solve these events or allow the client or others to "validate" these claims (as this is impossible; continue on to find out why), but to allow them to have the upper hand and to potentially end the connection.

This client Ghost Help site is designed for the client to follow each step as shown in the links on the site. Each step will gradually build to the next section. Please do not skip around as this may cause a bit of confusion. Each case may differ and there is not one way to eliminate the connection between the living and a ghost. We also do not recommend that anyone conduct any sort of investigation with their events; it is not that this is dangerous but that it creates a new layer of subjectivity that will be explained as you follow along.

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